Increase Your Response Options: Have a Full Toolbox When Dealing with Suicidal Subjects
This conference workshop presentation details a full range of options, from mental health programs, foundational concepts, the use of less lethal, and an understanding of the law and use of force to build a complete toolbox for addressing calls with suicidal subjects. Recently, there has been increased scrutiny on law enforcement when dealing with suicidal subjects, with agencies considering if they should respond, can they use force, and if and when they should walk away. Viewers will learn how to help create policy and training programs to respond in an ethical, legally defensible, and repeatable manner. They will also know when it is appropriate to use force, use a tactical team, or have officers walk away, as well as, the consequences of those actions.